Procera appliance defends against internal network attacks
Companies deploy firewalls to protect against outside attacks, but according to Procera Networks, the majority of network threats come from the inside. Procera's answer is the OptimIP 2402 internal network protection appliance, a turnkey device that supports high-speed traffic monitoring, filtering, and analysis over an 8.8Gbps managed backplane. The appliance provides fine-grained access control down to the IP or MAC (media access control) address level, with policies defined on a per-application basis. In addition, it protects against network attacks including ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) poisoning, address spoofing, and distributed DoS attacks that might result from virus or worm infections. According to Procera, the device is compatible with existing network hardware and can be installed in an hour or less. Pricing starts at $3,495.
Safer application deployment
Macrovision has unveiled a new version of AdminStudio, a suite of tools to accompany its InstallShield software packaging products. AdminStudio automates the process of preparing applications and patches for deployment across various distribution systems, including Marimba, Microsoft Systems Management Server, Tivoli, and ZENworks. It includes the ability to test software in a simulated environment prior to actual deployment and assess the impact of patches on specific applications. List priced at$3,999.
Midtier threat mitigation
Protego's PN MARS 20 appliance helps network administrators draw intelligence from raw security and network data, to correctly identify security incidents and take action. The device can correlate multiple events across NAT boundaries and sessions and then process data about those events to assess whether a given incident qualifies as an attack. It then identifies the available choke points that can stop it in its tracks. Pricing starts at $10,950.
PN MARS 20
Development Process Management
McCabe and Associates has just shipped TRUEtrack 3.0, a Web-based solution for defect tracking and process management that integrates with the company's TRUEchange software change management application. TRUEtrack displays outstanding problems and which developers are currently working on them, and links related issues. It integrates with SQL databases for easy integration of standard reporting software and is available for Linux, Windows, OpenVMS, and various Unix flavors. Pricing starts at $5,500 for five users.
McCabe and Associates